Haxel Law secured another important victory for firefighter health this week.
A few months after winning a trial for a retired Springfield firefighter, Haxel Law has just successfully represented a current Springfield firefighter in another trial, this one awarding workers' compensation benefits for cancer. Just as in the prior hearing loss case, the most recent trial resulted in a finding that the firefighter's job was presumed to be a cause of his cancer. This ruling may make it easier for firefighters, paramedics and EMTs to obtain workers' compensation benefits for developing cancer.
More and more research points to an association between these first-responder jobs and developing several types of cancer. The law presumes that if an EMT, paramedic or firefighter has worked in that job for five or more years cancer, hernias, heart disease, any disease caused by a blood-borne pathogen, as well as some other illnesses, are related to their job duties.
If you or someone you know may be suffering from one of these medical conditions, call Haxel Law to discuss your rights and let us assist you in obtaining benefits that the law provides. It never hurts to ask. Call for a free consultation.
Read more check out our Workers Compensation page.